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Church of St. Francis of Assisi at Ripa Grande

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A very pleasant surprise

Tucked away in a side street in Trastevere, this church housesone of Bernini’s last and most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neri I
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bernini at his best

The sculpture of Ludovica by Bernini is wonderful. But don't forget to look up to see the skeletons... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Nancy F
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Built in 1231 by the Franciscans, this church is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi and still serves as a place of worship today.
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Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi 88 | zona Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a side street in Trastevere, this church housesone of Bernini’s last and most beautiful sculptures:Ludovica Albertoni’. Also frescoes by Fra Emanuele da Comoand Gian Battista Ricci. Saint Francis stayed at a nearby convent hencethe church was dedicated to him

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The sculpture of Ludovica by Bernini is wonderful. But don't forget to look up to see the skeletons hanging out in the side altar across from Ludavica.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

There are no many words to say about this place , because you have say everything when you talk about the BERNINI sculture or when you say that The saint *FRANCISCUS had stay in this church when he come in Rome , just beautiful and...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Located in the Trastevere area of Rome, this church houses one of Bernini's finest works of art, the Beata (blessed) Ludovica Albertoni, this statue is simply breathtaking, along with a painting of the Archangel Michael, make it a must visit for any trip to Rome...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The Bernini sculpture is a must see. This church is in an area of must see churches that are within walking distance.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The sculptures are something to behold and admire for a while. I wish I could understand Latin to know more about the history and context of those figures and sculptures.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

There is no question for me that this is the most moving sculpture I have seen by any sculptor anywhere. To find the statue by chance in a serendipitous walk through Trastevere was magical. It embodies all that is Bernini, but, religion and faith aside,...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 1 January 2018

In Italy, if a church is open when we are in the area, I have to walk inside. You never know what masterpiece you might encounter. So, in we walked and there was a Bernini sculpture - exquisite. Definitely worth seeking out if you are...More

2  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Just down the street from St. Cecilia's in Trastevere is this smaller church with an extraordinary Bernini statue, Blessed Ludovica Albertoni, whose body is buried beneath the altar. The sculpture is incredibly beautiful but there is more to see in this church. It is one...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a exquisite basilica (one of three must sees in Trastevere) with a Bernini sculpture. It also happens to be the burial place of the artist Giorgio de Chirico.

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Louisa G
24 October 2015|
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Response from Alison P | Reviewed this property |
I think you've got a bit mixed up here . The church I reviewed is in Trastevere in Rome , not in Assisi . Havent been to Assisi but this church in Rome is worth the visit.
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Paul B
15 May 2015|
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Hello Andrew Burns. According to the church website it is open every day of the year, from 8-1pm and 2-7.30pm. If you want to call them to confirm, here is a phone number I found online ( +39 06 581 9020 ).
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